MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a bald eagle found shot last week has died from its wounds.
The bird was found Sept. 14 near McConnellsburg in Fulton County. That's about 130 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The young female had gunshot wounds, and had broken bones in its legs and wings. It was also dehydrated and malnourished.
The bird was treated by a vet, but died this week.
Bald eagles are no longer a threatened species in Pennsylvania and are no longer listed as endangered or threatened under federal law. But the birds are still protected under two federal laws, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Protection Treaty Act.